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YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Director of Grants

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

Position Summary

This position oversees strategy and implementation of grant writing and grant management at YWCA. Works closely with the Chief Strategy & Compliance Officer to achieve grant revenue goals and ensures awarded grants are implemented according to budget and program plans. This position develops and manages a portfolio of foundation and government grants. This position has the option for a combination of remote and in-person work.

***A cover letter and resume are mandatory to be considered for this position***

Job Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Executes all aspects of the grant application process, including researching, writing/editing, compiling supporting documents, submitting, and tracking grant proposals.
  2. Collaborates with program leadership, finance, HR, and data personnel to define goals, objectives, outcomes, scope, feasibility, and program design.
  3. Researches best practices and community needs.
  4. Identifies new corporate, foundation, and government sources of funding.
  5. Initiates, maintains and cultivates communication with prospects and funders.
  6. Attends preliminary and informational meetings relevant to grant development, submission and/or on-going reporting, as appropriate.
  7. Organizes and attends tours of YW’s campuses for prospective grant funders.
  8. Develops annual calendar for cultivation, grant submissions, stewardship, and reporting.
  9. Develops post-award activities, including facilitating outcome and financial data tracking with appropriate staff and any other activities necessary for grant compliance and reporting.
  10. Documents grant funder data, outcomes and relevant feedback in donor database/grant calendar for effective grants management and tracking.
  11. Develops and executes a process of gathering and submitting progress reports as required by funders.
  12. Provides stewardship to funders, collaborating with program leaders and communication team to ensure appropriate recognition of funders
  13. Maintains Raiser’s Edge database to track all funding opportunities, grants written, awards, and stewardship efforts.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Update the agency’s Giving Matters and GuideStar profiles with current, complete information.
  2. Maintain current body of knowledge of the YWCA.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and over three years of relevant experience. Proven track record in foundation and government grant writing. Proven ability to lead people and projects, including well-developed organizational skills, project management capabilities, and a collaborative work style.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to talk or hear; sit; stand; walk; reach; climb or balance; and stoop.
  • Ability to perform tasks which involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work on a daily basis up to 25 pounds
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation
  • Work environment is usually quiet to moderate

Other Requirements

Position requires incumbent to have a personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and a clear driving record for the last three years.

Skill Competencies

  • Exceptional attention to detail with high level of follow through.
  • Effective at presenting numerical data to a variety of audience needs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret Requests for Proposals (RFP), manuals, guidelines, and contracts to optimum effect.
  • Ability to work with math concepts, in relation to budgets and statistics.
  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas quickly and in accessible fashion, verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Information


Eliminating racism and empowering women is the mission of the YWCA Nashville. Work with us and receive:

  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Employer Paid Medical
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability
  • Parental Leave
  • 2 Floating Holidays
  • Employer Paid Vision
  • Employer Paid $25K Life
  • Health Reimbursement

How to Apply

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***A cover letter and resume are mandatory to be considered for this position***


  • Date Posted: December 29, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 01/02/2023
  • Salary Range: 60,000-70,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk